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Chinaman

Chinaman

by Shehan Karunatilaka
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/05/2012
RRP  $26.90 $26.75
Retired sportswriter WG Karunasena is dying. He will spend his final months drinking arrack, making his wife unhappy, ignoring his son and tracking down Pradeep S. Mathew, a spin bowler who has mysteriously disappeared and who WG considers 'the greatest cricketer to walk the earth'. On his quest to find this unsung genius, WG uncovers a coach with six fingers, a secret bunker below a famous stadium, a Tamil Tiger warlord, and startling truths about Sri Lanka, cricket and himself. Ambitious, playful and strikingly original, Chinaman is a novel about cricket and Sri Lanka - and the story of modern day Sri Lanka through its most cherished sport. Hailed by the Gratiaen Prize judges as 'one of the most imaginative works of contemporary Sri Lankan fiction', it is an astounding book.
ISBN:
9780099555681
9780099555681
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-05-2012
Publisher:
Vintage Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
416
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x31mm
Weight:
0.36kg

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